Women make up 55 of the 500 richest people in the world.
Today is International Women’s Day, which has been celebrated every year on March 8 for over a century. The world is full of inspiring and empowering women, and we have selected six of our favourite quotes by some of the world’s powerful women in literature, film and politics.
This year, the theme is ‘#PledgeForParity’, which focuses on the issue of gender equality.
“…nearly a quarter of a billion more women are in the global workforce today than a decade ago, but they are only earning what men did in 2006.” – World Economic Forum
At the rate that the world is going to close the gap in gender equality, this won’t happen for another 117 years (in 2133)! To speed this up, let us work together by helping women and girls achieve their ambitions, calling for gender-balanced leadership, respect and value difference, and developing more inclusive and flexible cultures.